General Inception

Digital Biology Investor and Incubator.


General Inception (“GI”) has developed a repeatable model of co-founding and developing inception-stage companies from ‘science projects’ to venture backable start-ups, with a unique ability to insert a complement of R&D and productization partners and guidance by an ‘army’ of operators and experts from industry, including prior Paladin successful portfolio companies. GI’s model dramatically compresses the time scale, capital required, and risks of demonstrating whether a start-up is viable for venture backing. This in turn increases the odds of success for founders and gets a solution in market substantially faster. The co-founding model of partnering with promising technical founders at inception stage provides GI with an unmatched ‘ground floor’ opportunity that secures substantial (20-40%) ownership, operational control, and financial return potential.

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Paladin Initial Investment Date: April 2022

Portfolio Stats

Over 65 Companies

Paladin has invested in over 65 portfolio companies since 2001.

4 Continents

Paladin has invested in companies in North America, Australia, Europe, and South America.

Over $1 billion

Paladin manages over $1 billion of committed capital across multiple funds and investment vehicles.